Joining the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme puts you on the road to developing the skills and confidence you need to lead our organisation through its transformation into an ever more efficient, successful and professional health care service. Being a multi-award winning Scheme, it means you'll enjoy mentoring, support and first class training from some of the most brilliant minds in the NHS. And after two years (or two and a half if you opt for finance), you'll be ready to take your career to the next level.
The NHS has a multi-billion pound budget to deliver an efficient, modern, safe and effective healthcare service to our patients. As we go through a period of transformation that sees efficiency savings impacting on our limited resources, we need people capable of initiating bold ideas and innovative strategies to ensure we continue to deliver world-class healthcare. A resounding success All the hard work certainly paid off for both the Scheme and one of our graduates from the 2011 intake. Christine Oakley received a commendation for achieving a perfect score - the highest ever - in a professional exam run by the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts. We're delighted for her, and her mentors and trainers. About Finance With this specialism, you'll study for two and a half years. During this time you'll experience a wide range of activities such as corporate finance responsibilities, accounting and financial analysis and methods of achieving value for money. These will equip you to deliver assessments and reports that will directly affect decisions we make in running the NHS. You'll become au fait with local needs and integrated working practices. And to ensure you get the most from the Scheme, you'll have a direct input on how your training develops as well as being monitored on your competencies as you progress. Where it can lead - the Finance Director's role The Finance Director is right at the heart of the NHS ensuring we deliver better patient care at better value for money. Should you progress this far, you'll need to make sound decisions on revenue and capital investment, allocate clinical and non-clinical resources for optimum results, while making accurate benefit and risk assessments. Your key responsibilities are: to provide financial governance and assurance, including a drive for 'best value' to provide business and commercial advice to the Board to ensure adherence to corporate responsibilities as an Executive Director of the Board